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Virginia Wine Showcase, February 9 – 10, Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA

 You got your valentine the perfect gift, the flowers you bought her are still alive, your socks match and you’ve got a dinner reservation at the hottest spot in the Metro area. Everything is great, right up until the sommelier asks for your wine order. You stare back blankly, blurt out something about Boone’s Farm and end up going home alone. Poor you. Luckily, the Virginia Wine Showcase is here to help you bone up on your vino knowledge. Does the Cab Sauvignon go with the duck, or should you choose the Merlot? How about Riesling and chicken? You’ve just cooked a three-course Italian feast, now is it the Zinfandel or Pinot? Answers to all these questions and more can be found this weekend a the first major indoor event to exclusively feature Virginia wines. Vintners from 40 state wineries will be offering up tastings while wine pairing and tasting seminars, live entertainment and a fine arts and gourmet show will provide distraction in between sips. Beef up your wine IQ and leave the boxes for the chumps.

What: Virginia Wine Showcase

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 9 – 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $25 advance, $35 at the door

Where:  Dulles Expo Cener, Chantilly, VA

For more info, directions & tickets visit vawineshowcase.org